Friday, November 21, 2008

Deep Thought #1

Miserably unhappy and immovably arrogant
is a bad, sad combination.

Cf. Proverbs 30:21-23


One Salient Oversight said...
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Andrew said...

I am slow to understand. What does this proverb mean?
I can see he first two things coul *potentially* be very troublesome.

But, "an unloved woman when she gets a husband"? Sounds like a challenging situation but nothing that should make the earth tremble.
I know it is supposed to be hyperbole but I still think the jist of the passage went over my head. What exacly are we being warned of?

Guess it requires more "deep thought"!

DJP said...

There y'go.


Rockhopper said...

Well, I disagree.

This is certainly not your first deep thought, Dan.

Jay said...

'Tis true, and deep. Though I concur it's not your first.

Beth said...

Hi Dan,

Here's a question for you. I'm not a scholar and since you are...well I'm taking the easy way out. I see that in Verse 23 (sane') is translated "unloved" in the NIV,ESV,& NASB and "hateful" in the NKJV, and "odius" in the KJV. Are "hateful" or "odius" better translations in this instance? Seems like they make more sense in the context than "unloved".

Dan said...

Sounds like dear Andrew isn't married?!

JOYce ♥ said...

Gratefully exhorted.

Has Dan considered God leading him on a commentary book of Proverbs that would truly bless readers?

Andrew said...

Dan (OdomSpeak) said,
Sounds like dear Andrew isn't married?!

Well, 10 months ago I was wed to a single mother who was previously "unloved". The bio father has been in prison until recently when he was released and deported to Mexico. My wife and he were never married because he was irresponsible. She became a Christian after the pregnancy.

In my marriage, there are of course additional obstacles to overcome (as my faithful pastor addressed during pre-marital counseling); but nothing that I have experienced so far approximates earth-trembling status.

Is it correct that the Proverbs are not intended to be applied to all circumstances without exception? I think it's supposed to be a general principle.

Unrelated, but I highly recommend Wayne Mack's "Preparing for Marriage, God's Way" if you're engaged to be married or thinking of getting engaged. It is a lot of work but it's well worth it. You will read a lot of Proverbs, that's for sure!